Monday, 29 October 2012

Autumn and the blues

How perfect is this Marlow Knit from's new Savannah Collection. Nelly have some great chunky jumpers at the moment and this is no exception. Wear with black brocade trousers and chelsea boots for day or with a gold metallic skirt and heeled chunky boots for an evening in the pub. Nelly has Autumn all wrapped up.


Say Cheese and don't share

The other day I had family over for a huge beef roast and raspberry baked cheesecake.  This is super tasty and the easiest think to make.  It is best made the day before, which makes it even better, especially as the rack of beef my fiance came home with barely fitted in the oven.  It will take around 15 minutes to prep and then an hour in the oven.  Best served with cream and a glass of wine.

I will post the recipe for you soon.  Enjoy x


Tuesday, 16 October 2012

These are a few of my Favourite things

This evening I went to the lovely lovely Laura Ashley Bloggers event to celebrate their first birthday of their blog. Catered by Angel Adoree (who's vintage tea party book I love) we dined on lemon and lavender scones and cold green tea with floral vodka. Yummy. The room was filled with beautiful vintage feeling Christmas gifts of which I of course want them all. My favourite items were the tiny glass jewellery boxes, the tiny scented candles and the vintage Laura Ashley print soaps - all perfect pressys! Beautiful event and even better collection. Check out the blog at xx

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Day to Day

I commute daily to London and travel a lot with work so I cannot cope with a small bag.  I am currently using my Burberry black leather tote which is large, with great compartments.  Some of the items that I cannot live without are:

- my iphone and blackberry, 
- small camera for unexpected invites to fashion and beauty events,
- magazines, my favorites at the moment are In Style and Harpers, but this changes a lot,
- lipsticks to finish off an outfit - Revlon lip butter, Mac in Scarlet, Clinique chubby stick,
- my umbrella - it is London after all.  These are usually balanced with my Moschino sunglasses,
- Benefit 'Hello Flawless' foundation,
- Nail polishes - trains are perfect for doing your nails, although I feel the suits would not agree,
- my leather notebook to jot down any creative ideas.


Fabulous Rings at 59 Strings

Last night I went along to the launch of the new online boutique 59strings.  The site is a collection of unusual and beautiful designers from across Europe.  A showcase of some of the best jewelry and fashion was available to browse with a glass of wine.  I fell in love with the chunky lion and church key rings by designers Dominique Lucas and Claire English.  Take a look at the new site at to stock up on Christmas Presents, for yourself as well as friends.  Thank you for the lovely event 59strings x


Tuesday, 9 October 2012

In the Amazon

I love that you can literally stock up on everything on Amazon now.  Whether you are Christmas shopping for luxury beauty products, Molten Brown Bubble bath or Kindles and Art Books it is all there.  When I was at Hob Salon last week in Camden Town Lisa who cut my hair used the GHD hair dryer and I was 'blown away' - haha.  It made my hair perfectly smooth and straight like I had used irons.  Now whenever I use my own hair dryer I sulk.  Well it is available at Amazon so I may just have to add it to a shop?  I'm worth it after all. x


Monday, 8 October 2012

Hob hair day

Last week I took a little trip to the award winning Hob Hair Salon in London's Camden Town to get chopped and bleached.  The Salon was stunning and the coffee even better (yes thats important).  I had  gorgeous Chloe to colour me and Lisa to Chop, and what a great job they did hey?  I love it.  Hob has Salons all over London so check out your nearest here

Best off all, a little treat, if you print off this post and take it to any Hob salon you'll get 50% off cut, finish and colour services!  x

T&Cs - Offer open to new clients only.  Does not include Brazilian Smoothing Treatment, Colour correction or extensions.  Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer.  Offer valid Sunday to Thursday only.  Please mention this offer when making your booking.


50 shades of nude

I have a little obsession at the moment - eye palettes.  Beautiful candy style boxes filled with shades of nudes, browns, greys and blacks to play to my hearts content.  This Too Faced box is no exception.  They look as pretty in your hand bag as they do on your dressing table, and with Christmas heading our way it is time to start that list.  The best thing is you can stock up on amazon - who knew?  Beauty products, fragrances and more can be added to your basket whist shopping for presents and nobody will ever know.  Naughty but nice.  Thanks Amazon x


"Wrap up cold when it's warm outside"

Is this jacket not perfect?  Wallis is not usually my go-to for stocking up my wardrobe, but this winter that may have changed.  Throw this on over a burgundy dress, lace tights and studded ankle boots for London winter chic.  I love the scalloped texture and high cosy collar.  This is definitely on my October List.  Thanks Wallis x

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